PA Parks & Forests Foundation To Help Pennsylvanians ‘Get Outdoors’

Thousands of guided outdoor recreation events across the state –from after work hikes to family fishing programs to night time paddles –connect people to enriching outdoor experiences through the Get Outdoors PA program.

Pennsylvania Parks & Forests Foundation (PPFF) has joined on as a Get Outdoors PA flagship partner to offer citizens across the commonwealth opportunities to experience guided outdoor recreation in safe, group settings at many of our award-winning state parks and forests.

“We and our 38 chapter friends groups are excited for the opportunity to engage a new audience in quality outdoor recreation at state parks and forests across the commonwealth,” said PPFF President Marci Mowery.

Get Outdoors PA, which began in Pennsylvania’s state parks more than 10 years ago, is a statewide initiative lead by the Pennsylvania Department of Natural Resources and its flagship partners to expand recreational programming into local communities, bringing outdoor experiences closer to where people live.

More than 50 partners –from land trust organizations to environmental education centers to local parks and recreation departments –are offering events based on the Get Outdoors PA model: no-cost or low-cost high-quality recreation outings with experienced trip leaders that are intended to increase participants’ appreciation and active use of parks, forests and public spaces while imparting messages of environmental stewardship and healthy living.

Get Outdoor PA events, including those hosted by PPFF chapters, are found on a clearinghouse website,

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